Lone Mountain Ranch: Big Sky, Montana. For over 35 years, Lone Mountain Ranch had a rich heritage of providing top quality cross-country skiing vacations. Voted as the #1 Nordic Ski Resort in North America by Cross Country Skier magazine, the warm western hospitality, dependable snow, nearby Yellowstone National Park,meticulously groomed cross country ski trails, snowshoe trails and experienced staff create an unrivaled Rocky Mountain winter vacation experience.
By using state-of-the-art equipment and very skilled grooming staff, Lone Mountain Ranch professionally grooms a scenic and diverse 85 km trail system for both classic and skate skiing. Many of their instructors are PSIA-certified (Professional Ski Instructors of America) and have been at the ranch many years.
For guests who want to explore, they offer tours through some of the most pristine terrain in the nation. They offer a choice of naturalist-guided Yellowstone National Park ski and snowshoe tours, and telemark cross-country ski tours into the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park and surrounding wilderness as well as guided snowcoach and ski trips into the interior of Yellowstone National Park.
Dates of Season:
12/1/2012 – 3/23/2013*
Trails & Terrain:
•Terrain: 85 groomed kilometers
•23 marked trails with flat meadows, gentle rolling terrain and twisty downhills.
•Terrain Difficulty: 22% Beginner, 52% Intermediate, 26% Advanced
•Longest Run: 16 km (Siberia)
•The Ranch also has over 20 km of marked snowshoe trails.
Snowfall & Temperatures:
•Average Snowfall: 400 inches annually
•Average High Temperature: 25 degrees
•Average Low Temperature: 19 degrees
•Summit Elevation: 8,200 ft/2,499 meters
•Ranch Elevation: 6,300 ft/1,920 meters
•Vertical Drop: 2,000 ft/610 meters
HOW TO GET THERE:
The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport,
a scenic, 45-mile drive from Big Sky, has more direct flights than any other small
ski town in the West. All of which means you can leave your busy life behind and
enjoy the largest skiing in the US in a matter of a few hours.
Major airline carriers include: Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, Delta, Frontier,
United, and US Airways.
Airport Shuttle Service:
Shuttle to Big Sky & Taxi: (888) 454-5667. The most comfortable and cost
effective option for families! Service booked around your travel schedule.
Karst Stage Motorcoach Shuttle Service: (800) 287-4759 or (406) 556-3540.
Classic Limo: (406) 585-5466; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although there are plenty of dining and activity options located on the
mountain, transportation is available for off-the-mountain adventures. If you
would like complete control over your schedule, we would suggest renting a car.
Airport Rental Car Options:
Alamo Car Rental (406) 388-6694
Avis Car Rental (406) 388-4091
Budget Car Rental (406) 388-4091
Enterprise Rent-a-Car (406) 388-7420
Dollar Car Rental (406) 388-3484
Hertz Rent-a-Car (406) 388-6939
Thrifty Car Rental (406) 388-3484
National Car Rental (406) 388-6694
(406) 995-6BUS. Free skier shuttle that circulates the Meadow, Mountain,
and Canyon areas every 30 minutes.
Other Transportation Around Big Sky:
Shuttle to Big Sky & Taxi: (888) 454-5667. Perfect for dinner out!
Reservations strongly recommended.